Comments invited on Mulgoa Road plans

May 11, 2017 by  

Four information sessions have been held to keep the community informed regarding developments on Mulgoa Road in Penrith.

Residents and business owners are urged to view the information on display before May 19, in case they wish to lodge objections.

A major upgrade has been planned for the road. One of West Sydney’s main arteries leading to the M4 Motorway, this 6.5 km road will be expanded to include six lanes, dedicated bus lanes and both cycle and pedestrian paths. However, while the widening of the road will ease traffic through Penrith, it will also impact upon more than 100 properties.

Owners of current businesses and residences along this important corridor have already been interviewed, and the NSW and Federal Governments intend to keep them informed of all proposals.

The upgrade will happen in six stages. As part of the onsite announcement to launch the government’s preferred option last month, a graphic design was on display.

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres explained that the road is the busiest in the area so there is a need to upgrade it as the whole area expands. He stated:

“We need to make sure that as the population grows, that we invest in infrastructure to ensure our roads, rail and our services keep up with that.”

The plan includes $100m to get the first stage off and running.